Staff Picks

Meet our Great Good Staff!



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Sweet spot: Fiction about Irish characters, rock music and bookstores

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Sweet spot: literary fiction

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Author of middle grade novels

Sweet spot: literary fiction

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My favorite question is, “What do you recommend for building a newborn’s first library?” In addition to board books for babies, I love literary fiction, nonfiction about nature & history, and memoirs (especially memoirs in graphic format, such as Emmanuel Guibert’s memoirs of WWII.)

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I read literary fiction, essays, some short stories, memoirs, history, and true crime. I’m drawn to stories set in the West, about women’s interior lives, refugees, and literature in translation.

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I'm an audiobook listener, and I love literary fiction, science fiction, non-fiction about science, politics, social issues and law

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Browse by genre below. Happy reading!


See all Fiction

A BurningThe FriendVirgil WanderThe Mermaid and Mrs. HancockThe Power by Naomi Alderman


See all Mystery

Tangerine by Christine Mangan   I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara   Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann   The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn


See all Science Fiction & Fantasy

Agency   How to Invent Everything   Black Leopard   The Hike by Drew Magary


See all Nonfiction

A Brief History of EveryoneThe Library BookIn the Heart of the Sea   Educated by Tara Westover


See all Young Adult

I Have Lost My WayThe Hate U GiveThe Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoAnna and the French Kiss


See all Children's (Middle Grade)

InklingThe Warden's DaughterThe Seismic Seven Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan   


See all Children's (Picture Books)

Horse Meets DogIslandborn by Junot Diaz   She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton   


See all Graphic Novels

FetchThe Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo   Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg   Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson